Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 PEOPLE: WRITE: PROMO: Google+ as an identity directory. Link to people you write about.

Google+ as an identity directory
Link to people you write about
Updated 7/1/2015
If you blog about a person and want give a link: Search for the name in Google, find the identity in Google+.  Look on the Profile page, About tab.  Link to that
Often when I write about someone, I want to give a link to the person--something about the person or a way to contact that person.  In the past, I would give a link to the person in MySL, the database of Second Life residents.  As I write more articles about Opensim and Hypergrid, that method fails.  So I looked for an alternative. 

My preferred method for finding an ID

  • Google search for the name.  
  • The Google+ ID will probably come up near the top.  
  • That will probably serve.  
  • Be sure to look for the About tab on the Profile.  
  • And check the profile to be sure you have the right person.
  • Yes, there can be an avatar name there.  
  • Google+ allows pseudonyms.
  • If you don't find a Google ID, you may find another source.
  • Linkedin, a marketplace or blog articles for example.

Promote your name with a Google ID.  If you are a

  • Writer
  • Performer  
  • Marketer
  • Event manager
  • Consultant
  • Fundraiser 
  • Producer
  • Publicity agent
  • Advertiser
  • Public figure of any kind
  • You want people to know about you.
  • You want people to read about you.
  • You want people to write about you.
  • Make a Google ID.
  • You can use a pseudonym or virtual world name.  
  • Google nixes real-name policy for Google+
  • Be sure your bio (in the About tab) says what you want to say.
  • Choose what you put on your post list (by clicking +1).
  • Use what you post to tell who you are and what you can do.
  • Build your contact list  by posting what people want to know about.
  • Check your number of contacts and number of views.
Here are some names to check out:

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